Katheleen Guzman

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MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor
Orpha and Maurice Merrill Professor of Law
B.A., University of Arkansas, 1987, with honors
J.D., University of Arkansas, 1991, with highest honors
LL.M., Yale Law School, 1992

Katheleen Guzman joined the law faculty in 1993, serving as Associate Director of the Law Center and Associate Dean of Academics from 2003-2006. She has taught property, wills and trusts, advanced trusts, Indian land titles, land use, and real estate transactions, and writes in related areas.

Guzman graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she served as articles editor for the Arkansas Law Review and received the Outstanding Law Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. Before joining the OU Faculty, she worked as a litigation associate from the Philadelphia firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish, and Kauffman. She has been a visiting professor of law at Villanova.

Guzman currently works on an Oklahoma wills and trusts treatise with Professor Mark Gillett, with whom she co-authored Gillett, Guzman and Bruns, Fiduciary Accounting: Principles, Modern Applications, Illustrations (ALI-ABA 2010). She has written a variety of articles on the intersections between property, culture, and law, most recently exploring the sociolegal parameters of testamentary intent. A member of the Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Arkansas Bars, she has written for numerous section publications and has lectured nationally to students preparing to sit for the bar examination.

In 2008, Guzman received the University of Oklahoma Merrick Foundation Teaching Award. She was named the MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor in 2000 and the Orpha and Maurice Merrill Professor of Law in 2009. She currently serves as an Associate Special Justice on the Cheyenne & Arapaho Supreme Court.